sonnycheeba (2927) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear amber with average, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is grassy and dank hops, caramel and cereal malt, figs, dates, and brown sugar. Flavor is hops forward (medium bitterness) with supporting sweet malt and faint fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with high warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (8984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours hazy copper with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is resin, floral, pine, and citrus hops, biscuit and meal malt, and fruity esters (apple, pear). Flavor is moderate hops, heavy bitterness, malt backbone and a dry finish. Full-medium body, moderate carbonation.
boFNjackson (4001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Apex Bar... Poured a copper like orange with an eggy, white head. Nice lacing. Aroma was faint with a dab of hops. Nice palate, mild carbonation and mouthfeel. Earthy, woody, grassy hops. Pine-like and resinous. Some malts provided a honey-like sweetness for balance but also nice fruit esters towards the finish. As it warmed the alcohol became more evident.